Monday Mentions: 18th August

The midpoint of the month for us working folk means the enviable slump as focus wains and thoughts turn out when its going to be the weekend again (only 4 days folks). With the first lunch of the week over and that need of a good cuppa to perk up and push through the res tof the day, keep up to date with what’s going on the world of SEO by having a quick breeze through these important tweets. Continue reading “Monday Mentions: 18th August”

The Don’ts and Don’ts of A Social Media Strategy

Don’t be misled by the title. Don’t go thinking this is going to be an entirely negative post. Don’t believe that this post will completely turn your social media strategy on its head. Most importantly, don’t ignore everything you’re about to read on this page. A social media strategy can often turn in to a big game of “Do’s and Don’ts”. Questions like ‘why don’t customers engage on our profiles?/ why don’t I get more visits from social sources? Why don’t I focus on social links to more?’ will drive you in a spiral of don’ts you’ll never get out of. Continue reading “The Don’ts and Don’ts of A Social Media Strategy”

Buy Some Whisky History

Whisky is to Scotland what photo bombing is to Alex Salmond, they go hand in hand, but a strange fact that I’d never heard before was that Whisky hasn’t been produced in Glasgow for over 100 years.

Very soon Liam Hughes and Ian McDougall will change that when they switch on their state of the art distillery in Hillington and they’s like to give you change to get in on the history. They are letting some lucky people purchase the first runs of Whisky and all you have to do is join the 1770 Club that they have set up and buy your whisky in bulk, the price is good and it’s part of the history of Whisky production returning to Glasgow.

For more information on the 1770 Club follow this link to the information pdf: Glasgow Distillery Company

Top Websites Don’t Make Fast Shift to SSL

There’s a cool little website just been set up to monitor if the top 1000 websites in the world are changing to HTTP after Google announced on their web master tools blog that a secure site is a good thing for users.

It’s conveniently named SSL Switch, as taking the ronseal approach to marketing – it does what it says on the tin.

It’s checks every day, maybe sooner, which sites enable HTTPS and when they do it.

So far none of the top 1000 websites in the world have changed to HTTPS and interestingly when you look over the list of companies that don’t use HTTPS Amazon.com and Ebay.com appear on the list with no HTTPS found.

Maybe if a large number of these sites make the first move to HTTPS then it will become commonplace for all sites to be secure.